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07.04.20

90% decrease in King’s Cross station users

Network Rail has thanked the public who would usually pass through King’s Cross station for following government guidance and only travelling when essential as new statistics show that footfall at the station has significantly decreased.

NR are advising anyone who is making non-essential journeys to stop doing so immediately. Passengers who do need to use the railway should proceed to do so, and check before travelling by visiting the National Rail Enquiries website or contact their train operator.

Route Director for Network Rail’s East Coast Route, Paul Rutter, said: ““These figures show a dramatic decrease in passengers using King’s Cross station and we’d like to thank commuters for following government advice and only travelling when their journeys are essential.

“Fewer travellers helps us to move passengers who do need to travel safely, as well as reducing the amount of people who our frontline staff come into contact with.

“Thanking people for not travelling by railway isn’t our usual message, but we’re living in exceptional times. We can’t be complacent and we would urge people to continue to follow the guidelines, which will help to keep more people safe.”

Chris Heaton-Harris, Rail Minister said: ““I am delighted to be in the unprecedented position of thanking people across the country for joining together to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives, and avoid using our railways.

“Figures show that footfall at King’s Cross station has decreased by 92% - a fantastic sign that people are listening to the advice to stay home wherever possible.”

Image: Network Rail 

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